I recently discovered that my little 16-month-old loves quinoa. Yay! So I've been preparing it all different ways for the whole family. This one was a real hit.
1 c. quinoa
2 c. chicken broth
4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese
1 & 1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1-2 t. onion powder
salt & pepper to taste
any seasonings (i.e. italian seasoning, garlic, herbs, etc.), optional
In a saucepan, combine quinoa and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reserving 1 c. of the sharp cheddar. Spread into a baking dish (or 4 individual sized baking dishes).
Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 F for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
It's really fun to experiment with quinoa. It's great in place of rice in many recipes. Enjoy!